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Lord Mayor takes biggest-ever City delegation to Latin America
Latin America is now established as key market for UK-based firms wanting to make a global impact.
Lord Mayor of London, takes biggest-ever City delegation to Latin America. Mexico, Colombia, Argentina, Brazil
The biggest-ever Square Mile delegation to Latin America set off on Saturday 13th October as Lord Mayor David Wootton takes over the baton for the UK’s newly-invigorated policy towards Latin America.
Following visits in 2012 by the Prime Minister, the Foreign Secretary and other UK ministers, the financial and business City’s elected Ambassador heads for Mexico, Colombia, Argentina and Brazil for two weeks of high-level business.
The Law Society, the ICAEW and the London Stock Exchange are just three elements of the delegation, which totals 30.
Lord Mayor Wootton said:
“Latin America is now established as key market for UK-based firms wanting to make a global impact.”
“BRIC country Brazil is clearly a major long-term partner but Colombia and Mexico, too, are in an exciting phase of development – and Argentina is a country with which the UK is very keen to establish deeper commercial ties.”
“Overall, the trade map for UK-based firms is changing, with more and more realizing that Latin America stands alongside the Gulf, India and China for those firms looking for opportunities.”
“The growth of new middle-classes across Latin America is matched by a growth in demand for infrastructure, business and legal advice, for financial services of all kinds – and project advice. Additionally, many of these countries are also looking to London when trying to decide on a platform for their globalising ambitions.”
Latin American Investment Forum
Sponsorship Opportunities | Guildhall | 14 March 2013
Latin American Investment Forum | Guildhall London | 14 March 2013
Latin America is recognised globally as one of the most attractive regions in which to invest and with one of the fastest GDP growth rates in the world, it is an excellent destination in which to do business.

This prestigious Forum will present a unique opportunity for investors and business communities to hear the latest developments and investment projects in this vibrant and multifaceted region. The forum has established itself as the leading annual meeting on Latin America globally.

Objectives of the Forum

  • Raise awareness of Latin America as a business and investment destination
  • Provide insight into the current economic situation, challenges and opportunities in Latin America Enhance inter-regional business links between Latin America and the rest of the world
  • Introduce the Latin American trade & investment agencies and embassy commercial teams in London, highlighting the services they provide to help to promote trade in their countries
  • Meet the right business and political contacts to pitch for future business in Latin America.

Why sponsor the Latin American Investment Forum 2013?

  • Priority access to country ministers, ambassadors and commercial attachés
  • Advance notification of new business & investment opportunities
  • Diversify your existing portfolio of Latin American investment
  • Brand exposure through marketing & social media campaign
  • Raise your company’s profile amongst influential delegates and decision-makers
  • Create awareness & differentiate your company from competitors.
The Latin American Trade & Investment Association (LATIA is an independent not-for-profit organisation established by the Trade and Investment agencies and Embassy commercial offices from 17 Latin American countries. LATIA coordinates and promotes Latin America’s economic sector, aiming to attract foreign direct investment, to boost exports and to promote bilateral trade between Latin America, the UK and the wider European Union.
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